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Wooden Shjips
"Back to Land

Hailing from San Francisco, psychedelic group Wooden Shjips, has just released their newest album Back to Land. The album brings together a sound crafted from inspirations that range from psychedelic music to classic rock.

The album is an entire trip in itself.  One can hear hints of 80s music, classic rock, and modern garage rock styles in the record, but they always resolve back to their classic psychedelic sound. With tracks like “In The Roses,” which brings a very spacey, low volume vocals, and a lo-fi sound that is not too cheesy or under produced. to “Ghouls,” which is a much faster, much more psychedelic rock sounding song that takes influences from classic rock guitar chords, while still utilizing classic psychedelic synthesizers.

Most songs on the album carry a jam-band sound, without becoming too abstract or getting too carried away. And in some cases, the music is so vast in genre diversity, one is surprised at the resulting sound, such as in the track, “These Shadows”, which starts off with an extremely catchy intro guitar riff and carries a vague David Bowie meets Velvet Underground sound.

“Back to Land” is a great piece of work that utilizes the potential of each member of Wooden Shjips effectively and thoroughly.

Most importantly, “Back to Land” is an experimentation of how far the psychedelic genre can stretch while still successfully staying true to its roots.

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January 13, 2015

The talented synth pop band, San Francisco based Panic Is Perfect has released their new EP, Behind Your Eyelids TODAY! Their new album is innovative and unique. We like this album because it grabs from different genres and sounds from international music as well as local and American pop rock music styles.

Initially formed when Mike Hoffman went to southern India to visit his long-time friend Jeremy Belzer, Panic is Perfect started out as an acoustic duo, traveling India by train with a backpack and broken guitar. Four months later, Jeremy joined Mike in San Francisco to officially pursue the band. Mike and Jeremy write and produce both independently and in collaboration. As multi-instrumentalists, they both play most of the instruments on their recordings. They each sing lead vocals on the songs that they contribute as writers, adding more diversity to the overall sound. The eventual additions of Ty Parker (drums), Joey Hassid (synth) and the newest member, 21 year old David Monzon (guitar) completed the 5-piece live band that bring Panic is Perfect to life onstage. 

You've got a chance to see Panic is Perfect perform live in San Francisco and at South by Southwest! Until then, check out their awesome music video for "Go Go Go", a single from their new album!

Panic Is Perfect On Tour

Feb 28- San Francisco, CA @ Slims
Mar 16- Austin, TX @ The Rattle Inn
Mar 18- Austin, TX @ Capitol Factory
Mar 20- Austin, TX @ Jackalope
Mar 21- Austin, TX @ Waterloo Ice House (w/Acoustic Minds)
Mar 27- San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge

February 24, 2015

San Francisco based experimental noise band, Impuritan will be performing at 50 Mason Social House in SF on Friday, February 27th. They will be supported by the SF based funk jam band, Tiny Massive, the Oakland based rock band The Daze and Nights and the psych blues rock band, Overland will be headlining the night. Head out to support this full local line up! Don't miss this show!

February 24, 2015

It's that time of year again! Noise Pop 2015 is putting on dozens of events all over the city and the East Bay. We're here to share some choice shows of what is overall an amazing season of live music in the Bay Area. You can take our word from our highlighted events below, but we completely encourage you to check out Noise Pop's Full Live Music Schedule so you can get a full picture of what is going on! Enjoy Noise Pop this year and do your best to experience every event you can!

Tuesday, February 24th

Rickshaw Stop
The Black Ryder
King Woman
Vinyl Williams

Wednesday, February 25th

Brick and Mortar Music Hall
TV Girl
Monster Rally

Thursday, February 26th

Rickshaw Stop
Tony Molina
Nude Beach
Cold Beat
The Younger Lovers

Friday, February 27th

Fox Theater
Bells Atlas

Saturday, February 28th

Bottom of the Hill
Cherry Glazerr
The Shivas
Dirt Dress
Rich Girls

Sunday, March 1st

Rickshaw Stop
Mortal Bodies

February 20, 2015

The popular East Bay post punk band, Mall Walk will be performing live with fellow Bay Area based band, Dead Meat (Dead Meat recently moved to San Francisco from Miami, Fl.). The bill is eclectic due to the 50/50 local and out of town spilt. The influential Olympia/Seattle, Washington band, Naomi Punk will be traveling to play at Brick and Mortar Music Hall on March 11th, along with NYC based avant punk band, PC Worship.

Brick and Mortar is hosting a show that is bringing together bands from all over the US. Make your way out and support local and touring bands! DJ Al Lover will be spinning the night away between sets. Don't miss this show!

February 18, 2015

San Francisco based singer/songwriter, Idea the Artist (Inés Beltranen) has released a new single and music video entitled, The Ceiling. This artistic and magnetic musician is preparing to release her sophomore album, The Seafloor on March 24th, and we're excited that she has shared this new song for us to share with you!

Idea the Artist highlights her free spirited personality in her music video for The Ceiling. You can watch the music video below and you can see her perform live at her album release show at Rickshaw Stop on March 20th. You can pick up her new album in CD format at the event!

February 16, 2015

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